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What Was it Like to Know?

The headlines in 1942 included the allied forces victory of the battle of the Midway. In Boston, there was a tragic fire in the Coconut Grove night club that killed 491. Byron Nelson won the Masters in a playoff victory and Stanton Delaplane of the San Francisco Chronicle won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting.

No one noticed the birth of a baby in Louisville Kentucky. As an adult, he won an Olympic gold medal in 1960 and the heavyweight crown in 1964. His mother named him Cassius Clay, we know him as Muhammad Ali.

Do you think his mother knew that he would change history? Probably not.

In 1889, New York won the National League Pennant with an 83–43 season. Washington joined the union as our 42nd State and the Indian territory of Oklahoma was opened for settlement. On a sadder note, thousands died in a Johnstown Pennsylvania flood.

Americans had no idea that half way around the world a baby was born in Braunau Austria that would alter their future. Do you thin…
May 2

Maltbie D. Babcock, 1858–1901
  The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing love. (Psalm 33:5)
Even though we are constantly reminded of the violence, tragedy, and ugliness in today’s world, we can still rejoice that the beauty of nature all around is ours to enjoy. Who can deny the pleasure that comes from the sight of a glowing sunset or a majestic mountain, the sound of chirping birds or the roar of the surf, and the smell of new mown hay or roses or lilies.
Maltbie D. Babcock revealed his great admiration for nature in this lovely hymn text. Although he was recognized as one of the outstanding Presbyterian ministers of his generation, Dr. Babcock was also a skilled athlete who enjoyed all outdoor activity, especially his early morning walks. He would always comment, “I’m going out to see my Father’s world.” Since Dr. Babcock was an accomplished performer on the organ, the piano and the violin, we can see why nature …
TGIW. If you prayed that short prayer--TGIW (Thank God Its Wednesday)--you would have blessed God as well as given Him the praises and glory that He deserves. Those four (4) alphabets would also have think God for His grace and mercy allowing you to see another day. You and I may not see todays ending because it is not promise, but for this moment, TGIW. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy